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Camping With Kids Requires Common Sense

This is a guest post by Sharon Williams, she is an active mother of three and enjoys camping with her family. When she is not spending time outdoors or camping she works on her two websites Hobbies on a Budget and Real Life Deals. Both sites promote saving money and help you to do more with your dollar. It was time! We had waited long enough! After all, our baby was almost three months o

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20May2011
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The Narrows Resort on Blue Lakes

Every 4th of July my family and I go camping at a place called The Narrows Resort on Blue Lakes.  It is right outside of Clearlake in Upper Lake, California USA. Family Friendly Campground The lake is ideal for swimming and it is a no-wake lake, so only fishing boats and pontoon boats, etc. are allowed. The owners of The Narrows Resort on Blue Lakes are Art and Sharon - and they purchased the p

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Tips for Desert Camping and Hiking in the Southwest Desert USA

Camping in the deserts of the southwest USA can be a unique and rewarding experience. The stark beauty of red rock mesas and mysterious hoodoos is enchanting. But the harsh climate and terrain that defines a desert requires a few adaptations when camping. Here are my tips for desert camping and hiking. Water is Life Several years ago a Scottish Scout troop came to Arizona, and as their American

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03Apr2011
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Camping as a Lifestyle

One February morning, high in the Colorado Rockies, not far from Aspen, I stared at the ceiling of my $500 per month bedroom that I rented in my friend's trailer. The room had no closet, no bedroom door and the temperature that morning, inside the room, was twenty degrees. It was time to bust a move! This is my experience on camping as a lifestyle. The Search for New Accommodation "I could live

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The Importance of Good Hiking Shoes

Quality hiking shoes or boots are one of the best things you can add to your arsenal of camping equipment and gear. I found out first-hand just how important they can be. Below I will share with you the importance of good hiking shoes. Hiking Boots are Called Hiking Boots for a Reason Some friends and I decided that we were going to do a day hike out to the bridge to nowhere in Azusa Canyon, Cal

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Louisiana Camping: Be Careful where you Drop your Fishing Line

It was beautiful summer morning and my family and I were in 3 mile Bayou Melville, Louisiana camping. I was enjoying being at our camp with all the kids, fishing off the pier.  It got too quiet, so I decided I had better check. I walked down to the bayou.  Everything looked great.  My oldest step-daughter and her brother and my son all were fishing.  The youngest, a six year old girl, was stan

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Camping in Maryland During Hurricane Season

My husband and I decided to go on an extended trip, camping in Maryland for vacation. We went camping near Upper Marlboro, Maryland, not realizing that it was hurricane season. My husband was informed by the camp office staff that there would be a hurricane passing through the area within the next few hours. They suggested that all campers in the higher ground area move their trailers to the local

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13Feb2011
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Real Camping

All of my childhood days I believed camping meant that you took out your raggedy old sleeping bag, walked up into the woods, and slept on the ground under the stars to the melodic beauty of crickets and Katy-Dids. This was in the beautiful mountains of western Maryland. Real camping was what I did all my childhood days. Camping as You Know It I then lived in Arkansas for fifteen months and these

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